Amygdala Marco Donnarumma (DE/IT) Ars electronica

Veronica D'Auria/ Settembre 14, 2018/ NEWS

Amygdala/Marco Donnarumma (DE/IT), Credit: Marco Donnarumma

The robot’s movements are not pre-programmed, but emerge interactively from particular neural networks called “biomimetic adaptive algorithms.” These algorithms, used in humanoid robotics development and programmed by Donnarumma, mimic the sensorimotor system of mammals. Thus, the robot learns by doing; it teaches itself the cognitive and physical discipline required to perform the ritual.


An artwork by Marco Donnarumma in collaboration with Neurobotics Research Laboratory (DE) and Ana Rajcevic Studio (DE/GB).

Concept, research, artistic direction and programming: Marco Donnarumma
Additional programming and research: Prof. Alberto de Campo 
Scientific advisor: Prof. Manfred Hild
3D modeling and printing: Christian Schmidts
Exhibit design research: Rosalie Laurin
Photography: Margherita Pevere, William Veder, Marco Donnarumma
Co-production: Retune Festival
Funding: Berlin University of the Arts, Graduiertenschule
Funding: Einstein Stiftung
In kind support: Berlin Center for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences
In kind support / Dissemination: Baltan Laboratories